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CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
to the wash -- post deployment medical care. according to the washington guardian newspaper the obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government does what they can to try to help the veterans, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wr
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pal asses across maryland. voters are conflicted because of either side of this issue. polls suggest that voters going into this are split right down the middle. >> i'm just -- i'm not certain when i get in there which way i'm going to go. >> reporter: you're actually going to decide in the ballot box. >> in the ballot box, that's what i'm going to do. >> that will bring more jobs. i didn't think any would go toward the schools and i need a job. >> reporter: ununemployed and looking for work? >> i've been looking for work for the past five years. >> reporter: supporters are promising thousands of new jobs and tax money for schools.
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's obesity rate. many adults and children these days are struggling with their weights. more and more programs are geared towards helping severely overweight people shed some of those pounds. >> reporter: helen
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
in the studio. >>> puerto rico may beat out washington d.c. in becoming the 51st state in the union. a small majority of voters in the u.s. territory voted to seek statehood yesterday. this is a move president obama said i supports. the referendum -- he supports. the referendum requires final congressional approval. the citizens of puerto rico cannot vote in presidential elections. >>> this is how they defeated prohibition against alcohol one step at a time. >> the first two states in line washington and colorado voted yes to legalizing recreational marijuana. that measure in both states allows licensed retailers to sell pot. users have to be over age 21 and can possess an ounce at a time. the laws do set the stage for a potential showdown with the federal government which still says smoking pot is illegal. >>> here's a live look outside now. it is already chilly. topper is here in minutes with a look at the full forecast including the latest on the nor'easter. >> and right after the break congress member elect john delaney is right here beside me live in studio. we've got questions. >>> he
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >> incredible video for you out of washington state where a busted dam is turning roads into rivers. flooding 4 acres of houses, bodes, land. all cause the beaver thing went bad. >> that's not good. >> closer to home keeping an eye on the noreaster. and we have the man chief meteorologist topper shutt here now. >> talk about that and battleground weather. it's pretty quiet for election day. we get pretty big storms in november. let's start with the battleground states. nevada and colorado. and really can't ask for much better than this. 70s. reno. eli, 83 and sunshine. sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. 65 in denver. a little different story up in the great lakes and back into iowa. nothing crazy bad. light rain or snow in wisconsin. rain. sunshine in sue city and clouds in des moines and temperatures mild. mid 50s for des moines. that's pretty nice. gorgeous in ohio. sunshine in the 40s. except for cincinnati, they'll be 53 with sunshine. gormg us in new hampshire. conforward about 43. now, we go down to virginia, north carolina. we're going to stay dry in virginia tomorrow. cool to theort
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
, it is the buzz phrase coming out of washington this week and as peggy fox tells us, if you don't think it could impact you, think again. >> reporter: when federal agencies are forced to cut 9% out of their budget, the washington area alone could see 65,000 federal jobs lost. 97,000 federal contractor jobs could disappear. add to that subcontractors and people who rely on all that and the total local job loss is nearly 500,000. >> you can't cut back the federal government by 9% without finding some impact on every town on every individual across the country. >> reporter: george mason economist steven fuller says federal services and facilities could be shut down or cut back. the national zoo and smithsonian could cut back hours. you might not get that passport renewed in time for your trip. >> new york city is all but shut down. >> reporter: how about the next big storm? >> the weather guys will have to look out the window more often. >> reporter: meterologists were able to track hurricane sandy using federal satellites. will noaa be able to spend what it needs? >> satellite controlled navi
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
place northwest. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in northwest washington. i talked with a man who says he was held at gunpoint. the whole ordeal ends with gunfire near the white house. >> that's when i saw the gun and he was like hold on. do not move. >> reporter: a businessman who doesn't want his face shown. >> when i hit him, he tried to reach out to grab this arm. >> reporter: says he thought it was a joke until he saw the gun and his two other friends pushed to the ground also with guns pointed at them. you elbowed the guy? >> yes. >> reporter: the victim says there were four men, one in the get-away car, the other three each with a gun watching, waiting to rob them. they got away with some cash and cell phones. they all had masks on except one. >> i saw his face and i know how he looks like. >> reporter: he got into a car to get to safety ahead of the gunmen while his friend got into a black suv to follow the crooks unintentionally sandwiching the suspect's car. that's when a gunman opened fire hitting the suv near the white house at madison and eighth street northwest. in north
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
cemetery stations will be shut down. and supporters of public tv will take to the streets of washington in what is being called the million puppet march. it's all in response to mitt romney's plan to eliminate funding for pbs. the rally begins at 10:00 a.m. atright now. topper isage minutes to tell you about that chilly forecast. plus, fighting childhood obesity. how one maryland hospital is helping overweight kids live healthier. >>> in tonight's health alert we continue our spotlight on america's obesity epidemic. 12 million kids are overweight and that's putting those kids at risk for diseases that usually only adults get. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: 14-year-old devon is here for his weekly weigh- in. devon has struggled with his weight since he was a toddler and today he's battling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and prediabetes. >> i wouldn't do as much. i would stay home and play games and not do things with my friends and things. >> reporter: but devon is working to turn his life around with doctor, nutritionists, and more. >> it's not just about johnny has a
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
a star athlete and homecoming queen. washington post editor vernon lowe worked on the petraeus biography along with broadwell for 16 months. >> she got a lot of face time with the general during her reporting trips to iraq. he was the commander of the war. she spent hours interviewing him. >> lowe speculates he viewed her as someone he could control. she had no idea the affair was going public last friday. >>> no plea deal tonight for the alleged east coast rapist. today in a prince william county courtroom, he told the judge he wasn't sure what he was doing. investigators believe thomas is responsible for 17 attacks all the way back to 1997. unless some sort of deal is reached soon, that case will go to trial. >>> nearly two dozen area schools are on the chopping block tonight. at a press conference today, d.c. school's chancellor released a list of 20 d.c. public schools she would like to close after the current school year is done. the schools were chosen because they've got low enrollment and a percentage of the buildings actually being used and the conditions of those buildings as w
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